We Collect, Why We Collect It, & What We Do with It:
The privacy of children and the trust of parents and teachers
are very important to StarRise Creations and the IMA Hero
We comply with the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Our
goal is to provide a safe and valuable web site for children to
visit, learn, and enjoy. In doing so, we adhere to the following
We only collect personal information which is necessary for
~ If your child submits a hero
using our "Who's
Your Hero?" form, NO
personal information is transmitted through the form. The only
information we receive is the information typed into the "Who's
your hero?" and "Comments/optional" boxes. Your child's name
and/or email address is NOT received.
~ If your child joins our Hero
Official Online Newsletter of the IMA Hero Collection),
we only collect your child's email address, and we use this
information for the sole purpose of emailing the Free Newsletter.
You can remove your child's email address from the Hero Clubhouse
at any time. [click here
to remove your child's name]
~ If your child submits information
Page, including hero
essays, quotes, questions, or anything else, we do not require
your child to send us any personal information to be posted.
If your child does include some personal information, we will
only identify your child by first name, age, and/or state.
We will not post any other information.
~ If your child participates in the
Program, we only collect
your child's mailing address, and we use this information
for the sole purpose of mailing the Free Certificate and/or
~ If your child sends us an e-mail
with a Question
or Comment, we will respond via email for the
sole purpose of answering the question or replying to the
comment when necessary.
~ If your child enters a Contest,
we will respond via email when necessary. We will require
parental permission before mailing any prizes to children
under the age of 13.
will not collect or store your child's information for future
communications, and we will not sell, transfer, or otherwise
disseminate any personal information to third parties.
As a convenience to our visitors, we provide links to other
educational and informative sites. We have carefully chosen
these sites based on content and quality. However, we are not
responsible for the content or collection practices of these
sites, and we recommend you read their privacy policies before
providing them information. If you have any questions about
any link to a web site or company, please contact us, and we
will review the site more carefully. firstname.lastname@example.org
other web sites, we are able to obtain certain non personal,
anonymous information about the total number of visitors to
our web site and where our visitors are coming from. This includes
information about the domain and host (ie: aol.com), the Internet
Service Provider (ISP) address, and the country of origin. This
information is used solely by StarRise Creations for internal
statistics. We do not sell, transfer, or otherwise disseminate
this information to third parties.
Tips for Kids:
The internet is a great tool
for kids to have fun, play games, and learn. While exploring the
internet, keep in mind the following Safe-Surfing Tips:
Talk with your parents about their rules and guidelines for
using the internet. Be sure to ask them what time of day you
can use the internet, how long you can browse, and which sites
are OK for you to visit.
Keep your personal information to yourself. Don't give your
name, address, phone number, or your parents' name, work address,
phone number, or the name of your school to anyone or any web
site without your parent's consent.
If you receive an email from someone
you do not know or come across information that makes you feel
uncomfortable, tell your parents right away.
If you feel uncomfortable or do not like a certain site, use
the back button to leave the site or log off. Remember, you
can always log back on and continue browsing safe and friendly
If a site requires you to give your address, phone number or
other personal information to join a club or enter a chat room,
don't do it. Look for other child-friendly sites that respect
share your password with or give your password to any person
or web site.
agree to meet face-to-face with someone you have met online
without your parent's consent. If your parent consents to the
meeting, make sure to meet in a public place and go with an
Tips for Parents and Teachers:
We encourage parents and teachers
to be involved in your child's life, especially when it comes
to surfing the internet. We recommend adults and children discuss
the importance of safe surfing on the internet. To help you in
these conversations, we found the following tips and links to
Let your child know he or she must
get your permission before giving out any personal information,
including their name, address, phone number, or your name, work
address, phone number, or the name of their school to anyone
or any web site.
Set reasonable rules and guidelines with your child about using
the internet. Let your child know ahead of time what sites are
appropriate for them to visit.
Consider the age of your child. Young children should be accompanied
when exploring the internet. Older children can surf the net
by themselves as long as the follow the pre-established rules
with your child when they can be online, how much time per session
they can be online, and how many times a week they can be online.
Browse the internet with your child. There are many web sites
that provide education, entertainment, games, activities, and
fun. Together, look for fun and safe sites that you both enjoy.
Look at the Privacy Policies on each site before your child
gives any information. The Privacy Policies should include what
information is collected, why it is collected, and what the
company will do with that information.
Place the computer in a location which can be easily monitored
by a parent, teacher, or other responsible adult.
Never allow your child to personally meet with someone they
have met online without your permission. If you do consent to
the face-to-face meeting, make sure it is in a public place,
and make sure you go with them.
Consider getting software or online services which filter out
offensive materials and web sites.
Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
Department of Education: Parents Guide to the Internet
to Contact Us
If you have
please contact us at:
P.O. Box 927635
San Diego, CA 92192-7635
Tel: 858-453-5789 or 1-877-866-HERO (4376)
We may change these policies
to conform to new laws and guidelines. For the latest information
on our children's privacy policies, please visit this page regularly.